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Exoskeleton BackX from SuitX without battery for heavy carrying

BackX has shown to reduce the load on the wearer's lower back (L5/S1 disc) by an average of 60 % when bending, lifting objects, stooping or reaching.

Industry sectors

  • Dispo
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Mounting
  • Military

Functions and advantages

Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the Exoskeleton BackX from SuitX without battery for heavy carrying need to know.


backX's core support technology reduces stress on the lower back, making it a leader in the field of back exoskeletons. backX is a leader in the field of back exoskeletons with its core support technology and offers the most comprehensive standard features of any back exoskeleton.

Reducing the load on the muscles of the lower back can reduce the compressive force around the L5-S1 vertebra, which reduces the risk of back injury and increases the wearer's endurance.


Intelligent mode:


Maximizes mobility while wearing the device, allowing the user to walk freely, climb and descend stairs, and use work vehicles while providing protection when it is needed most.


Instant mode:


Supports the user's back in any posture.


Light weight:

The device weighs 7.2lbs/3.2kg




There is one size fits all.

A standard frame can be adjusted to fit a wide range of body sizes, chest depths and waist sizes.

It has no batteries.

A passive design enables improved robustness, lower cost and minimal maintenance.

Minimal maintenance required. Modular design allows quick replacement of parts and components.

Soft and breathable harness and minimal contact points maximize comfort.

Designed for use in confined spaces.

Extremely easy to put on and take off the device. Four quick-release fasteners.

Works with tool belts and can be worn with reflective vests, Tyvek suits and work jackets.

The strength of the support can be quickly changed by the user with tools.

backX is compatible with shoulderX and legX. The modules can be combined into 7 different exoskeletons to provide an individual solution for every task.

Designed to withstand harsh environments.

The separate architecture of the frame and harness allows multiple users to share a universal frame, minimizing costs.


Significant reduction in back muscle strength:

A recent study conducted by researchers at U.C. Berkeley and U.C. San Francisco showed an average 60% reduction in EMG muscle activity at four of the most injury-prone muscle groups in the low back.

In eight subjects tested both with and without backX, electrodes were placed over four erector spinae muscle groups.

Difference between the BackX from SuitX and the Ottobock Paexo Back?
If a load needs to be lifted in a small area, we recommend the Ottobock Paexo Back due to its weight and adjustment options. For long distances and medium-heavy loads, we recommend the BackX from the supplier SuitX (now also part of the Ottobock Group).
  • The backX is a product specifically designed to reduce stress on the lower back by an average of 60% and reduce the risk of back injuries.
  • It allows natural movements and supports the wearer in various activities.
  • A study conducted has shown that back muscle activity is reduced by 75% and 56% respectively when the backX is worn.
  • The backX offers two different modes, Smart Mode and Instant Mode. It is also lightweight, fits perfectly and requires little maintenance.
  • The ability to combine the backX with other modules such as the shoulderX and legX allows customized solutions to be created for different tasks.
  • The backX significantly reduces back muscle strain and is ruggedly designed to perform in demanding environments.

The BackX exoskeleton from SuitX is an industrial upper body exoskeleton designed to facilitate heavy lifting. It can be used both indoors and outdoors and focuses on supporting the back during lifting and carrying movements. Weighing 3.6 kg, the exoskeleton is lightweight and allows for comfortable use. It is suitable for use in various sectors such as logistics, industry, crafts and assembly. The BackX exoskeleton is dust resistant and can be used in temperatures up to 40 degrees. It provides maximum support for a weight of 13.6 kg during lifting. The exoskeleton can be used on machines and also allows for driving forklifts and vans. In addition, it allows sitting on a chair, which increases comfort during work. It is based and manufactured in the USA. The exoskeleton has a CE mark and requires regular maintenance. It can be purchased in Europe, the USA and Asia and is sold individually, with no minimum purchase quantity. The retail price is 3999 euros net.

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Company information

Facts & Figures

SuitX was acquired and further developed by Ottobock in 2021. SuitX has raised a total of $7.1 million in 4 rounds of financing. The most recent funding was on May 11, 2021 in a Venture - Series Unknown round. SuitX is funded by 2 investors. Wistron Corporation and National Science Foundation are the most recent investors.

Company address

  • SuitX
  • 4512 Hollis Street
  • Emeryville, California
  • 94608
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